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For years, humankind has thought of capable, intelligent robots as the stuff of science fiction, from the friendly droids of “Star Wars” to the mechanical overlords of “The Matrix.” In fact, smart robots are already all around us – with more coming every day. The ongoing invasion of robots into our everyday lives is the...
Colleen M. Boraca
Colleen Boraca, clinical assistant professor in the NIU College of Law, wrote an op-ed July 23 for the Chicago Sun-Times. “The human face of proposed budget cuts” comes in response to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget cuts, one of which calls for a reduction of $12.7 million for homeless services. “A recent day was normal...
Huskie Summer Circuit 2015
Northern Illinois University head coaches and members of the athletics staff will hit the road for four days this June for the Huskie Summer Circuit, the annual “tour” that brings NIU Athletics to fans and alumni throughout the region. The Huskie Summer Circuit, which made its debut in 2014, returns to Rockford (June 1), Chicago...
Mmmmmm ... Two Brothers beer ...
How do breweries produce the same beer, batch after batch, pint after pint, without variations in flavor and color? Flavor is both an art and a science, and it turns out that there’s a highly trained biologist behind every bottle of your favorite beer. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, NIU’s STEM Café...
Kathi Bennett
Northern Illinois University Athletics is loading up its bus with prizes and is hitting the road in June to see Huskie alumni fans. NIU Associate Vice President and Athletics Director Sean T. Frazier and head coaches, including football coach Rod Carey, men’s basketball coach Mark Montgomery and women’s basketball coach Kathi Bennett, will be in...
Colleen M. Boraca
Colleen M. Boraca has been named a clinical assistant professor at the Northern Illinois University College of Law, where she will supervise and teach the law school’s new health advocacy clinic course, beginning this semester. The NIU College of Law Health Advocacy Clinic in Aurora will feature teams of lawyers, medical professionals and social workers...
Torres visits the World War II Memorial in 2012.
Maria Torres, the first student to graduate from NIU’s Community Leadership and Civic Engagement major, attended Tuesday’s State of the Union address as the guest of U.S. Rep. Bill Foster. Torres, who graduated in December 2012, moved from Mexico to suburban Carpentersville at age 15 as an undocumented youth. Currently ineligible for citizenship, but granted...
Jennifer Rosato and Anita Maddali
NIU’s College of Law will open a free legal clinic this fall in Aurora, focusing on legal issues that can contribute to health problems in the area’s indigent population. NIU Law will partner with both Hesed House – a comprehensive homeless resource center in Aurora that will house the clinic – and Aunt Martha’s Health Center. The...
Aurora’s Farmers Market logo
Aurora’s Farmers Market is celebrating 100 years of providing fresh, locally grown produce, and NIU nutrition students are joining in the festivities. Events begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, when the market opens at 350 N. River St. at Wilder Promenade. The Gipsy Trio will play circa-1912 jazz at 9:30 a.m. Mayor Tom Weisner will...
Vanessa Segundo, Francisca Ortega, Sheila Conrad, Manuel Ortega.
Latino Parent University, a joint early-outreach effort launched this spring between the Latino Resource Center and East Aurora School District 131, held a reception last weekend. Understanding the importance of working with families in the community, Latino Resource Center Director Emily Prieto collaborated with Sheila Conrad, principal at East Aurora High School, to coordinate the...
NIU graduate students Jessica Harris and Megan Laurent, who are studying nutrition and dietetics, make healthy summer treats last year for customers of a farmer’s market in Aurora.
For a second summer, students from NIU’s School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences will be cooking at Aurora’s Farmers Market and showing customers the simplicity of eating healthy. The students, enrolled in the College of Health and Human Sciences, will feature fruits and vegetables from produce being sold by the market vendors. They then...
Jack King shares his thoughts with IMSA students
Sophomore students at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) in Aurora were given an opportunity Tuesday, Jan. 24, to hear firsthand how doing their homework could lead to statewide social change. State Rep. Kay Hatcher, NIU sociology instructor Jack King and NIU student Gayle Deja-Schultz shared the story of how a class project at...
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